Oklahoma State News http://feed.informer.com/digests/C7YTZGTWAD/feeder Oklahoma State News Respective post owners and feed distributors Sat, 05 Sep 2020 12:43:01 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Staycation ideas: Local getaways are safe, easy, economical and help boost economy https://abc7.com/travel/socal-staycations-be-a-tourist-in-your-own-town/6439219/ abc7.com RSS Feed urn:uuid:7de65410-214a-0463-1818-01542ed84d33 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 17:18:58 +0000 Staycation, anyone? From Hollywood to Santa Monica, there are so many options across Southern California if you're looking for a safe and easy getaway close to home! KFOR Programming updates due to live coverage of the 2020 U.S. Open Golf Championship https://kfor.com/news/kfor-programming-updates-due-to-live-coverage-of-the-2020-u-s-open-golf-championship/ KFOR.com urn:uuid:d3fb0299-147e-97f1-0459-fe9229110e04 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 17:15:55 +0000 The 2020 U.S. Open Championship continues on Friday and that is forcing some changes to the KFOR afternoon news and programming lineup. <p>OKLAHOMA (<a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="http://KFOR.com" target="_blank">KFOR</a>) — The 2020 U.S. Open Championship continues on Friday and that is forcing some changes to the KFOR afternoon news and programming lineup. </p> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://kfor.com/on-air/program-schedule/" class="promo-link__link" > KFOR on-air program schedule </a> </aside> <p>KFOR FRIDAY SPECIAL PROGRAMMING: <br />1:00 p.m. The Drew Barrymore Show <br />2:00 p.m. The Drew Barrymore Show <br />3:00 p.m. U.S. Championship Coverage <br />6:00 p.m. KFOR News <br /></p> <p><strong><em>For more local news, download the <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="http://KFOR.com/appcenter" target="_blank">KFOR app</a> and for weather download the <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="http://kfor.com/appcenter" target="_blank">4WarnMe app</a></em><br /><em>Follow KFOR on <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.facebook.com/kfor4" target="_blank">Facebook,</a> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/kfortv4/?hl=en" target="_blank">Instagram</a>, <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEUYiWFyzpEBMZ3aG7ud7xg" target="_blank">YouTube</a>, and <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://twitter.com/kfor?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor" target="_blank">Twitter!</a> </em></strong></p> California woman sues fertility doctor accused of using own sperm to impregnate her twice https://kfor.com/news/california-woman-sues-fertility-doctor-accused-of-using-own-sperm-to-impregnate-her-twice/ KFOR.com urn:uuid:0ff13a8a-ce52-4d98-e5a4-1c07bee1f2ea Fri, 18 Sep 2020 17:13:10 +0000 A California woman is suing a fertility doctor, accusing him of using his own sperm to impregnate her twice. <p>LIVERMORE, Calif. <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/livermore-woman-sues-fertility-doctor-for-allegedly-using-own-sperm-to-impregnate-her-twice/" target="_blank">(KRON</a>) &#8212; A California woman is suing a fertility doctor, accusing him of using his own sperm to impregnate her twice.</p> <p>&#8220;All of our memories and all of our memories we have yet to make are forever tainted,&#8221; Katherine Richards said.&nbsp;</p> <p>Richards&#8217; daughter, Julie Druyor, recently took a DNA test and was confused by some of the results. 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Officials: 11 additional counties move into COVID-19 moderate-risk category https://kfor.com/news/local/officials-11-additional-counties-move-into-covid-19-moderate-risk-category/ KFOR.com urn:uuid:00c3cb30-7db7-9ebe-33c9-dfab8898b324 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:53:45 +0000 For the first time in several weeks, officials say there are no categories in the green or 'new normal' phase of the Oklahoma COVID-19 alert map. <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – For the first time in several weeks, officials say there are no categories in the green or &#8216;new normal&#8217; phase of the Oklahoma COVID-19 alert map.</p> <p>The Oklahoma COVID-19 Alert System is designed to give community members and local officials a method by which they can recognize and communicate COVID-19 risk levels in each county and guide health behaviors.</p> <p>The system is a four-tiered risk measurement tool that has corresponding color categories that identify the current COVID-19 risk level by county.</p> <p>“This new COVID-19 alert system marries OSDH’s robust data reporting with additional public health steps that should be considered county by county to confront elevated risks of community spread,” Frye said. “The color-coded system is an easy way for business owners, local leaders, and the public to know at a glance when extra precautions should be taken.”</p> <p><a href="https://kfor.com/health/coronavirus/oklahoma-officials-launch-covid-19-alert-system/">The color categories&nbsp;</a>are based on daily new cases per 100,000 population.</p> <p>OSDH will update the color-coded county map every Friday as part of its 11 a.m. Situation Media Advisory.</p> <p>Updates will be based on the following 7-day rolling average:</p> <p>•&nbsp;<strong>Green:</strong>&nbsp;0 &lt; 1.43 daily new cases per 100,000 population<br /><strong>• Yellow:</strong>&nbsp;1.43 &lt; 14.39 daily new cases per 100,000 population<br /><strong>• Orange:</strong>&nbsp;&gt; 14.39 daily new cases per 100,000 population<br /><strong>• Red:</strong>&nbsp;&gt; 14.39 daily new cases per 100,000 plus one of four additional gates triggered.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/09/COVID-map-for-Sept.-18.png?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-1178421" srcset="https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/09/COVID-map-for-Sept.-18.png 1484w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/09/COVID-map-for-Sept.-18.png?resize=300,166 300w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/09/COVID-map-for-Sept.-18.png?resize=768,424 768w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/09/COVID-map-for-Sept.-18.png?resize=1280,706 1280w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/09/COVID-map-for-Sept.-18.png?resize=876,492 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>COVID-19 alert map for Sept. </figcaption></figure> <p>On Friday, health officials announced that 56 counties across the state are currently in the moderate risk phase:</p> <ul><li>Adair</li><li>Alfalfa </li><li>Atoka</li><li>Beckham</li><li>Blaine</li><li>Bryan</li><li>Caddo</li><li>Cherokee</li><li>Choctaw</li><li>Cimarron</li><li>Cleveland</li><li>Cotton</li><li>Craig</li><li>Creek</li><li>Custer</li><li>Delaware</li><li>Dewey</li><li>Garfield</li><li>Garvin</li><li>Grady</li><li>Grant</li><li>Greer</li><li>Harmon </li><li>Harper</li><li>Haskell</li><li>Hughes</li><li>Jackson</li><li>Johnston</li><li>Kay</li><li>Kingfisher</li><li>Le Flore</li><li>Love</li><li>Major</li><li>Marshall</li><li>McClain</li><li>McCurtain</li><li>McIntosh</li><li>Muskogee</li><li>Nowata</li><li>Oklahoma</li><li>Okmulgee</li><li>Ottawa</li><li>Payne</li><li>Pittsburg</li><li>Pontotoc</li><li>Pottawatomie</li><li>Roger Mills</li><li>Rogers</li><li>Seminole</li><li>Sequoyah</li><li>Stephens</li><li>Texas</li><li>Tillman</li><li>Tulsa</li><li>Wasgoner</li><li>Woodward.</li></ul> <p>Right now, officials say no counties are in the high-risk category.</p> <p>OSDH will deem a county as being in a high-risk category if the county is reporting more than 14.39 daily new cases per 100,000 and one or more of the following four thresholds occur in the state within a given week:</p> <p>• Statewide ICU threshold: Percent of ICU beds available &lt;5% statewide<br />• Statewide Medical/Surgical threshold: Percent of medical surgery beds available &lt;5% statewide<br />• Statewide Ventilator threshold: Percent of ventilators available &lt;5% statewide<br />• Facility PPE threshold: Average days of PPE on hand and available &lt; 5 days statewide.</p> <p>State officials will work with local officials in red counties to develop a remediation plan.</p> <p>“The red phase is triggered when additionally assessing statewide health system capacity definitions, assumptions and plans in the Oklahoma Hospital Surge Planning Toolkit and with assessing numbers based on hospitals’ bed capacity at 100%. 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The program Discover LA can help with your plans; and, it can also save you money, while boosting the local economy. Police: Man wanted for murder may be in Oklahoma City, Enid https://kfor.com/news/local/police-man-wanted-for-murder-may-be-in-oklahoma-city-enid/ KFOR.com urn:uuid:89f257ab-4dca-681d-f530-90bc2a5008bb Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:43:29 +0000 Investigators in Oklahoma City are asking for the public's help finding a man who is wanted in connection to a deadly shooting earlier this summer. <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) &#8211; Investigators in Oklahoma City are asking for the public&#8217;s help finding a man who is wanted in connection to a deadly shooting earlier this summer.</p> <p>Officials with the Oklahoma City Police Department say a warrant has been issued for 49-year-old Evan S. 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Oklahoma’s coronavirus deaths stand at 939 https://kfor.com/news/local/oklahomas-coronavirus-deaths-stand-at-939/ KFOR.com urn:uuid:aba724ab-c436-6b2b-ef55-bbd5ab3cac49 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:20:24 +0000 Health officials say the state's COVID-19 cases have climbed by more than 1,200 in 24 hours. <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Health officials say the state&#8217;s COVID-19 cases have climbed by more than 1,200 in 24 hours.</p> <p>On Friday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows that the state has had 74,567 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March.</p> <p>That’s an increase of 1,249 cases in the past 24 hours, or a 1.7% increase.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image"><img loading="lazy" src="https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/07/person-holding-test-tube-and-syringe-4149042-1.jpg?w=900" alt="This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is person-holding-test-tube-and-syringe-4149042-1.jpg"/><figcaption>Image via Pexels</figcaption></figure> <p>Officials say there were nine additional deaths, meaning the death toll stands at 939.</p> <p>Right now, officials say there are 516 people who are hospitalized with either a confirmed or presumptive case of COVID-19.</p> <p>The breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma counties is as follows:</p> <ul><li>Adair: 562 (10 deaths) (441 recovered)</li><li>Alfalfa: 42 (20 recovered)</li><li>Atoka: 250 (1 death) (182 recovered)</li><li>Beaver: 47 (44 recovered)</li><li>Beckham: 239 (1 death) (135 recovered)</li><li>Blaine: 106 (1 death) (86 recovered)</li><li>Bryan: 803 (4 deaths) (663 recovered)</li><li>Caddo: 682 (20 deaths) (577 recovered)</li><li>Canadian: 1,896 (16 deaths) (1,620 recovered)</li><li>Carter: 496 (8 deaths) (425 recovered)</li><li>Cherokee: 967 (7 deaths) (730 recovered)</li><li>Choctaw: 293 (2 deaths) (251 recovered)</li><li>Cimarron: 23 (17 recovered)</li><li>Cleveland: 5,397 (68 deaths) (4,487 recovered)</li><li>Coal: 70 (61 recovered)</li><li>Comanche: 1,442 (12 deaths) (1,296 recovered)</li><li>Cotton: 64 (3 deaths) (47 recovered)</li><li>Craig: 403 (1 death) (163 recovered)</li><li>Creek: 1,032 (29 deaths) (860 recovered)</li><li>Custer: 467 (364 recovered)</li><li>Delaware: 670 (23 deaths) (564 recovered)</li><li>Dewey: 55 (1 death) (23 recovered)</li><li>Ellis: 7 (6 recovered)</li><li>Garfield: 1,438 (18 deaths) (1,131 recovered)</li><li>Garvin: 327 (4 deaths) (276 recovered)</li><li>Grady: 818 (10 deaths) (563 recovered)</li><li>Grant: 37 (30 recovered)</li><li>Greer: 101 (8 deaths) (87 recovered)</li><li>Harmon: 43 (37 recovered)</li><li>Harper: 26 (1 death) (20 recovered)</li><li>Haskell: 249 (4 deaths) (181 recovered)</li><li>Hughes: 272 (4 deaths) (231 recovered)</li><li>Jackson: 691 (10 deaths) (630 recovered)</li><li>Jefferson: 41 (35 recovered)</li><li>Johnston: 138 (4 deaths) (114 recovered)</li><li>Kay: 482 (13 deaths) (352 recovered)</li><li>Kingfisher: 313 (2 deaths) (287 recovered)</li><li>Kiowa: 62 (2 deaths) (50 recovered)</li><li>Latimer: 129 (2 deaths) (113 recovered)</li><li>Le Flore: 966 (17 deaths) (776 recovered)</li><li>Lincoln: 379 (10 deaths) (316 recovered)</li><li>Logan: 387 (1 death) (328 recovered)</li><li>Love: 159 (1 death) (129 recovered)</li><li>Major: 69 (1 death) (57 recovered)</li><li>Marshall: 169 (1 death) (138 recovered)</li><li>Mayes: 528 (10 deaths) (431 recovered)</li><li>McClain: 755 (6 deaths) (624 recovered)</li><li>McCurtain: 1,201 (33 deaths) (1,021 recovered)</li><li>McIntosh: 290 (4 deaths) (238 recovered)</li><li>Murray: 113 (1 death) (92 recovered)</li><li>Muskogee: 1,665 (21 deaths) (1,401 recovered)</li><li>Noble: 139 (2 deaths) (116 recovered)</li><li>Nowata: 130 (3 deaths) (108 recovered)</li><li>Okfuskee: 126 (4 deaths) (102 recovered)</li><li>Oklahoma: 16,177 (180 deaths) (13,993 recovered)</li><li>Okmulgee: 755 (5 deaths) (651 recovered)</li><li>Osage: 766 (13 deaths) (688 recovered)</li><li>Other: 51</li><li>Ottawa: 764 (4 deaths) (641 recovered)</li><li>Pawnee: 237 (3 deaths) (222 recovered)</li><li>Payne: 1,966 (6 deaths) (1,563 recovered)</li><li>Pittsburg: 856 (19 deaths) (627 recovered)</li><li>Pontotoc: 338 (3 deaths) (263 recovered)</li><li>Pottawatomie: 1,145 (9 deaths) (954 recovered)</li><li>Pushmataha: 144 (1 death) (129 recovered)</li><li>Roger Mills: 23 (1 death) (13 recovered)</li><li>Rogers: 1,647 (46 deaths) (1,363 recovered)</li><li>Seminole: 395 (5 deaths) (329 recovered)</li><li>Sequoyah: 766 (10 deaths) (608 recovered)</li><li>Stephens: 361 (5 deaths) (261 recovered)</li><li>Texas: 1,402 (8 deaths) (1,266 recovered)</li><li>Tillman: 81 (2 deaths) (69 recovered)</li><li>Tulsa: 15,794 (152 deaths) (14,162 recovered)</li><li>Wagoner: 1,379 (23 deaths) (1,211 recovered)</li><li>Washington: 942 (40 deaths) (842 recovered)</li><li>Washita: 51 (41 recovered)</li><li>Woods: 93 (30 recovered)</li><li>Woodward: 178 (131 recovered).</li></ul> <figure class="wp-block-image"><img loading="lazy" src="https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/COVID19-Coronavirus-JPG-1-1-1-1.jpg?w=900" alt="A Nevada man was hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 a second time." class="wp-image-1142617" srcset="https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/COVID19-Coronavirus-JPG-1-1-1-1.jpg 1920w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/COVID19-Coronavirus-JPG-1-1-1-1.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/COVID19-Coronavirus-JPG-1-1-1-1.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/COVID19-Coronavirus-JPG-1-1-1-1.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/COVID19-Coronavirus-JPG-1-1-1-1.jpg?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/COVID19-Coronavirus-JPG-1-1-1-1.jpg?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/COVID19-Coronavirus-JPG-1-1-1-1.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/COVID19-Coronavirus-JPG-1-1-1-1.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/COVID19-Coronavirus-JPG-1-1-1-1.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/COVID19-Coronavirus-JPG-1-1-1-1.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/COVID19-Coronavirus-JPG-1-1-1-1.jpg?resize=876,492 876w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/COVID19-Coronavirus-JPG-1-1-1-1.jpg?resize=1752,986 1752w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/COVID19-Coronavirus-JPG-1-1-1-1.jpg?resize=960,540 960w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/COVID19-Coronavirus-JPG-1-1-1-1.jpg?resize=290,162 290w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/COVID19-Coronavirus-JPG-1-1-1-1.jpg?resize=280,157 280w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>A Nevada man was hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19 a second time.</figcaption></figure> <p>In all, officials believe there are 10,493 active cases of COVID-19 across Oklahoma.</p> <p>According to health department data on Friday, officials believe 63,135 Oklahomans have recovered from the virus.</p> <p>Although the CDC recommends patients be tested twice to determine if they have recovered, health department officials say they are preserving tests for patients who are sick.</p> <p>Instead, the Oklahoma State Department of Health identifies a person as recovered if they are currently not hospitalized or deceased and it has been 14 days since the onset of their symptoms or since they were diagnosed.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image"><img loading="lazy" src="https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/8b6643663a9f408ea70e182d7de2eb64.jpg?w=900" alt="This electron microscope image made available and color-enhanced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Md., shows Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient. University of Hong Kong scientists claim to have the first evidence of someone being reinfected with the virus that causes COVID-19. They said Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 that genetic tests show a 33-year-old man returning to Hong Kong from a trip to Spain in mid-August had a different strain of the coronavirus than the one he’d previously been infected with in March. (NIAID/National Institutes of Health via AP)" class="wp-image-1131047" srcset="https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/8b6643663a9f408ea70e182d7de2eb64.jpg 2400w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/8b6643663a9f408ea70e182d7de2eb64.jpg?resize=300,200 300w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/8b6643663a9f408ea70e182d7de2eb64.jpg?resize=768,512 768w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/8b6643663a9f408ea70e182d7de2eb64.jpg?resize=1080,720 1080w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/8b6643663a9f408ea70e182d7de2eb64.jpg?resize=1536,1024 1536w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/8b6643663a9f408ea70e182d7de2eb64.jpg?resize=2048,1365 2048w, https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/8b6643663a9f408ea70e182d7de2eb64.jpg?resize=876,492 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption>(NIAID/National Institutes of Health via AP)</figcaption></figure> <p>State officials urge Oklahomans to stay away from ill patients and to frequently wash their hands. Also, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.</p> <p>At this point, Americans are urged to practice ‘social distancing’ by staying in their homes as much as possible and not going out into a crowd.</p> <p>The virus is mainly spread from person-to-person, and symptoms usually appear two to 14 days after exposure. Officials stress that the most common symptoms are fever, cough, and shortness of breath.</p> <p>If you do become sick, you are asked to stay away from others. If you have been in an area where the coronavirus is known to be spreading or been around a COVID-19 patient and develop symptoms, you are asked to call your doctor ahead of time and warn them that you might have been exposed to the virus. 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Brad Pitt, Jennifer Anniston, other stars reunite for ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ virtual table read https://kfor.com/news/brad-pitt-jennifer-anniston-other-stars-reunite-for-fast-times-at-ridgemont-high-virtual-table-read/ KFOR.com urn:uuid:3a1cd479-f0e8-991e-91d8-87fe468ebb26 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:02:28 +0000 An all star cast including Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Matthew McConaughey and John Legend performed a virtual table read Thursday of the 1982 comedy "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" with proceeds benefiting Sean Penn's nonprofit CORE. <p>LOS ANGELES (<a href="https://www.newsnationnow.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">NewsNation Now</a>) — An all-star cast including Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Matthew McConaughey and John Legend performed a virtual table read Thursday of the 1982 comedy &#8220;Fast Times at Ridgemont High&#8221; with proceeds benefiting Sean Penn&#8217;s nonprofit CORE.</p> <p><a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.coreresponse.org/" target="_blank">Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE)</a>&#8216;s mission is to provide disaster relief and emergency response programs, as well as build sustainable programs to strengthen vulnerable communities, according to their website. The organization has rendered aid in Haiti, Puerto Rico and the U.S. </p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-twitter aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-twitter"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-width="550" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">One hour until <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FastTimesLive?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FastTimesLive</a>! Get your popcorn ready and tune in on CORE&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/facebookapp?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@FacebookApp</a> page or <a href="https://twitter.com/tiktok?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TikTok</a> page. Text CORE to 707070 to donate. Every dollar makes a difference. <a href="https://twitter.com/eatsnackpop?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@EatSnackPop</a> is matching donations up to $25,000! <a href="https://t.co/iGVO2qAMry">pic.twitter.com/iGVO2qAMry</a></p>&mdash; CORE (@CoreResponse) <a href="https://twitter.com/CoreResponse/status/1306745161104257025?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 18, 2020</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div></figure> <p>The <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=618867185666527&amp;extid=53f9xzkYMRTuPZNi" target="_blank">table read was streamed live Thursday night on CORE&#8217;s Facebook</a> and TikTok pages. 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I-35 Service Rd.</p> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://kfor.com/news/local/one-person-injured-in-shooting-at-plaza-inn/" class="promo-link__link" > One person injured in shooting at Plaza Inn </a> </aside> <p>When officers arrived, they found<a href="https://kfor.com/news/local/police-identify-victim-shot-killed-at-plaza-inn/"> 33-year-old Johnathan Ward </a>dead from a gunshot wound.</p> <p>Investigators say it appears that Ward was involved in an argument or an altercation with another person inside one of the rooms and was shot.</p> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://kfor.com/news/local/police-identify-victim-shot-killed-at-plaza-inn/" class="promo-link__link" > Police identify victim shot, killed at Plaza Inn </a> </aside> <p>At this point, no arrests have been made.</p> <p>However, officials have issued an arrest warrant for 24-year-old Muhammed Aamir-Zelf Sanders.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://kfor.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/09/Muhammed-Aamir-Zelf-Sanders.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-1178374"/><figcaption> Muhammed Aamir-Zelf Sanders </figcaption></figure> <p>If you have any information on the case, call the Homicide Tip Line at (405) 297-1200.</p> <h4>LATEST STORIES:</h4> <ul class="wp-block-latest-posts wp-block-latest-posts__list"><li><a href="https://kfor.com/news/brad-pitt-jennifer-anniston-other-stars-reunite-for-fast-times-at-ridgemont-high-virtual-table-read/">Brad Pitt, Jennifer Anniston, other stars reunite for ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ virtual table read</a></li> <li><a href="https://kfor.com/news/local/arrest-warrant-issued-for-man-in-connection-to-deadly-motel-shooting/">Arrest warrant issued for man in connection to deadly motel shooting</a></li> <li><a href="https://kfor.com/news/local/eufaula-to-showcase-artists-musicians-during-artwalk/">Eufaula to showcase artists, musicians during &#8216;Artwalk&#8217;</a></li> <li><a href="https://kfor.com/news/local/police-investigating-after-dog-taken-from-oklahoma-city-property/">Police investigating after dog taken from Oklahoma City property</a></li> <li><a href="https://kfor.com/news/local/oklahoma-man-passes-away-from-injuries-days-after-crash/">Oklahoma man passes away from injuries days after crash</a></li> </ul> Pet scams on the rise as adoptions skyrocket amid pandemic https://abc7.com/pets-animals/beware-of-scammers-tricking-pet-lovers-online/6437411/ abc7.com RSS Feed urn:uuid:2382d73e-41b0-c6d9-bc2e-7f228fd55701 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:32:21 +0000 The Better Business Bureau says it has received 2,166 reports of pet scams in the past few months, up from 700 for the same period last year. 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Police investigating after dog taken from Oklahoma City property https://kfor.com/news/local/police-investigating-after-dog-taken-from-oklahoma-city-property/ KFOR.com urn:uuid:920984d2-b9b8-e515-f9d6-7e1a78b39cbd Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:06:40 +0000 Authorities are asking for the public's help after a family's dog was taken from their property. <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) &#8211; Authorities are asking for the public&#8217;s help after a family&#8217;s dog was taken from their property.</p> <p>Officials with the Oklahoma City Police Department say they are working to bring a little dog home after man was seen picking her up near N.W. Expressway and N. Rockwell Ave.</p> <p>Investigators say they would like to speak with a man captured on the home&#8217;s surveillance cameras.</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-facebook aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-facebook"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <fb:post href="https://www.facebook.com/okcpd/posts/10158759179884169?xts%5B0%5D=68.ARDjZ21qJYsUfXuIrx0hh3zN6WF4N3yYihH4r67p71Hdx0GdV5mb8FOyBy4rrPSWm0eOKX9SJNLEj9fJuos_8STYVX5_K3IW6WshYiCixJuSpHwZk3jBpaFeUweBoAu7mq4XuplsgLFW3pIgIlOWgj2eYM9BsPxj8ldZd4__S6K-zvlSMEqRXEEZ2NuR5sOw2vum2o0LRSa5KQf3ZWloLOGKNdVQDMHGctNB4NxvSciiS4JKPIsujm9qjsmqou09Sss2kDVwWdgPAqpQE-0lIknx41SCKXsv7jtFAb2S2UidPP5LR-Z02IXqmeEQK9XhD7iIVfOdSf_j6WuZ5E9LmMZ2u3NrXrLJh8gr2HgWVkkEBUo&#038;tn=-R" data-width="auto"></fb:post> </div></figure> <p>If you have any information on the crime, call CrimeStoppers at (405) 235-7300.</p> <h4>LATEST STORIES:</h4> <ul class="wp-block-latest-posts wp-block-latest-posts__list"><li><a href="https://kfor.com/news/local/police-investigating-after-dog-taken-from-oklahoma-city-property/">Police investigating after dog taken from Oklahoma City property</a></li> <li><a href="https://kfor.com/news/local/oklahoma-man-passes-away-from-injuries-days-after-crash/">Oklahoma man passes away from injuries days after crash</a></li> <li><a href="https://kfor.com/news/local/two-people-arrested-for-deadly-shooting-at-oklahoma-city-apartment-complex/">Two people arrested for deadly shooting at Oklahoma City apartment complex</a></li> <li><a href="https://kfor.com/newsfeed-now/newsfeed-now-western-wildfires-rage-on-missouri-soldier-surprises-his-kids/">Newsfeed Now: Western wildfires rage on; Missouri soldier surprises his kids</a></li> <li><a href="https://kfor.com/news/local/lucas-co-sponsors-bill-to-help-military-spouses-save-for-retirement/">Lucas co-sponsors bill to help military spouses save for retirement</a></li> </ul> Tropical Storm Wilfred forms in Atlantic, NHS will switch to Greek alphabet for next name https://abc7.com/weather/wilfred-forms-in-atlantic-last-on-2020s-list-of-storm-names/6438288/ abc7.com RSS Feed urn:uuid:419c49c5-75d4-4632-b03f-432fc24f8d8e Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:58:57 +0000 If there is another tropical storm this season, the names switch to the Greek alphabet and it will be named Alpha. Under lockdown, Israel faces bitter start of Jewish New Year https://abc7.com/religion/israel-re-enters-lockdown-at-start-of-jewish-new-year/6438173/ abc7.com RSS Feed urn:uuid:255d70aa-72a5-8009-3493-b2f1967a21ec Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:57:54 +0000 Hours before Rosh Hashana starts, the Israeli Prime Minister has imposed a three-week lockdown stemming from a raging COVID-19 outbreak. Oklahoma man passes away from injuries days after crash https://kfor.com/news/local/oklahoma-man-passes-away-from-injuries-days-after-crash/ KFOR.com urn:uuid:4d1eca28-331a-9863-d6fc-cb53caef0aa5 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:57:26 +0000 Authorities say a 58-year-old Oklahoma man has died from injuries he sustained in a crash earlier this week. <p>POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) &#8211; Authorities say a 58-year-old Oklahoma man has died from injuries he sustained in a crash earlier this week.</p> <p>Around 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 14, emergency crews were called to a crash at the intersection of Acme and Wolverine, just west of Shawnee.</p> <p>According to an accident report by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a 2016 Toyota Corolla was southbound on Acme as a 2016 Dodge Ram was heading westbound on Wolverine. </p> <p>Investigators say the Corolla failed to stop at a stop sign and hit the Dodge Ram. </p> <p>Both of the vehicles crashed through a fence before coming to rest in a field.</p> <p>Officials say the passenger in the Dodge Ram, 58-year-old Kirk Halbert, Sr., was rushed to OU Medical Center in critical condition. </p> <p>Sadly, Halbert died three days after the crash.</p> <h4>LATEST STORIES:</h4> <ul class="wp-block-latest-posts wp-block-latest-posts__list"><li><a href="https://kfor.com/news/local/police-investigating-after-dog-taken-from-oklahoma-city-property/">Police investigating after dog taken from Oklahoma City property</a></li> <li><a href="https://kfor.com/news/local/oklahoma-man-passes-away-from-injuries-days-after-crash/">Oklahoma man passes away from injuries days after crash</a></li> <li><a href="https://kfor.com/news/local/two-people-arrested-for-deadly-shooting-at-oklahoma-city-apartment-complex/">Two people arrested for deadly shooting at Oklahoma City apartment complex</a></li> <li><a href="https://kfor.com/newsfeed-now/newsfeed-now-western-wildfires-rage-on-missouri-soldier-surprises-his-kids/">Newsfeed Now: Western wildfires rage on; Missouri soldier surprises his kids</a></li> <li><a href="https://kfor.com/news/local/lucas-co-sponsors-bill-to-help-military-spouses-save-for-retirement/">Lucas co-sponsors bill to help military spouses save for retirement</a></li> </ul> US to block TikTok, WeChat downloads starting Sunday https://abc7.com/politics/you-wont-be-able-to-download-tiktok-starting-sunday/6437022/ abc7.com RSS Feed urn:uuid:0a013595-08cd-cd7a-1d8e-bd8ff6f4bd69 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:49:24 +0000 Users will also be unable to transfer funds or process payments through WeChat. Two people arrested for deadly shooting at Oklahoma City apartment complex https://kfor.com/news/local/two-people-arrested-for-deadly-shooting-at-oklahoma-city-apartment-complex/ KFOR.com urn:uuid:caa1f4c6-c6b8-3c36-7426-b69cc31b19ad Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:37:38 +0000 Authorities have arrested two people in connection to a deadly shooting in northwest Oklahoma City on Thursday night. <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Authorities have arrested two people in connection to a deadly shooting in northwest Oklahoma City on Thursday night.</p> <p>Around 8:15 p.m. on Sept. 17, Oklahoma City police were called to a reported shooting at an apartment complex in the 5700 block of N.W. 19th St.</p> <p>When officers arrived they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound in the parking lot of the apartment complex.</p> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://kfor.com/news/local/nw-oklahoma-city-shooting-claims-life/" class="promo-link__link" > NW Oklahoma City shooting claims life </a> </aside> <p>The victim, who was identified as 23-year-old Nicholas Ross, died at a nearby hospital.</p> <p>A short time later, investigators arrested 18-year-old Tamihus Cardwell and 28-year-old Saleem Abdullahi at a home in Midwest City.</p> <figure class="ns-block-embed-anvato"><div class="ns-block-embed__wrapper"><div id="p0"></div></div><script data-anvato-params type="application/json">{"mcp":"LIN","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5862522","autoplay":false,"expect_preroll":true,"pInstance":"p0","plugins":{"comscore":{"clientId":"6036439","c3":"kfor.com","script":"//w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/plugins/comscore/comscoreplugin.min.js","useDerivedMetadata":true,"mapping":{"video":{"c3":"kfor.com","ns_st_st":"kfor","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"Local News","cs_ucfr":""},"ad":{"c3":"kfor.com","ns_st_st":"kfor","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"Local News","cs_ucfr":""}}},"dfp":{"adTagUrl":"https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=1x1000&iu=/5678/nx.kfor&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=vmap&unviewed_position_start=1&ad_rule=1&description_url=https://kfor.com/feed/&cust_params=vid%3D5862522%26bob_ck%3D[bob_ck_val]%26d_code%3D219%2C226%2C189%2C228"}},"accessKey":"bvJ0dQpBekaDwSGjvYSd9h27gVR4RwpP","token":"eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJ2aWQiOiI1ODYyNTIyIiwiaXNzIjoiYnZKMGRRcEJla2FEd1NHanZZU2Q5aDI3Z1ZSNFJ3cFAiLCJleHAiOjE2MDA0NDM0ODF9.-_hAA06CD3FcWt05zLvcXiX4QQdN6CFk-0cBZTeTS9c","expectPrerollTimeout":8,"nxs":{"mp4Url":"https://nxsglobal.storage.googleapis.com/kfor/video/video_studio/1571/20/09/18/5862522/5862522_83350128DBBA477A892B5C468A7F0EFD_200918_5862522_One_man_dead_after_northwest_Oklahoma_City_shoot_3000.mp4"},"disableMutedAutoplay":false,"recommendations":false,"expectPreroll":true,"titleVisible":true,"pauseOnClick":true,"trackTimePeriod":60}</script></figure> <p>Officials say Ross was involved in an altercation with Cardwell and Abdullahi. 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At Pennsylvania town hall, Biden blasts Trump's 'criminal' virus response https://abc7.com/politics/at-town-hall-biden-blasts-trumps-criminal-virus-response/6433633/ abc7.com RSS Feed urn:uuid:bb74c27f-95a2-b246-4c87-d01262e86d68 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:35:49 +0000 Joe Biden went after President Trump during a CNN drive-in town hall crowd in Moosic, outside his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Pine-Sol now approved to kill coronavirus on surfaces: EPA https://abc7.com/health/pine-sol-now-approved-to-kill-coronavirus-on-surfaces-epa/6437577/ abc7.com RSS Feed urn:uuid:5985d3e2-ba04-a0d5-a9b6-37bc8cb3d974 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:31:53 +0000 The disinfectant was proven effective against the virus with a "10-minute contact time on hard non-porous surfaces." Lucas co-sponsors bill to help military spouses save for retirement https://kfor.com/news/local/lucas-co-sponsors-bill-to-help-military-spouses-save-for-retirement/ KFOR.com urn:uuid:019e985b-9793-3fc0-f28c-b1084e82bffa Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:28:12 +0000 A Congressman from Oklahoma announced his support for a bipartisan bill that would help spouses of active duty service members save for retirement. <p>CHEYENNE, Okla. (KFOR) &#8211; A Congressman from Oklahoma announced his support for a bipartisan bill that would help spouses of active duty service members save for retirement.</p> <p>The Military Spouse Retirement Security Act would expand access to employer-sponsored retirement plans.</p> <p>According to the Department of Defense, about one-third of military service members experience a permanent change of station every year. When service members move, their spouses often relocate too, putting their own careers on hold.</p> <p>“From Altus and Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma’s Third District to Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma has a long and proud history of supporting our nation’s military. Just as the brave men and women of our military execute their missions- whether serving at home or abroad- America’s military families also play an integral role in supporting our Armed Forces,” said Congressman Frank Lucas. “Deployments, training, and relocations often make it hard for military families to benefit from financial options often used by their neighbors to help save for retirement. The Military Spouse Retirement Security Act would ease these financial burdens and would encourage small business employers to provide military spouses with accelerated access to retirement plans and employer contributions.”</p> <p>Under the act, small employers would be eligible for a tax credit of up to $500 per year per military spouse. 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More detained migrant women say they didn’t OK surgeries https://kfor.com/news/more-detained-migrant-women-say-they-didnt-ok-surgeries/ KFOR.com urn:uuid:9dd20e8a-9f98-f135-fdfd-f6034475e4c6 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:17:43 +0000 Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to show the scars on her abdomen. There were three small, circular marks. <p>HOUSTON (AP) — Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to show the scars on her abdomen. There were three small, circular marks.</p> <p>The 39-year-old woman from Cuba was told only that she would undergo an operation to treat her ovarian cysts, but a month later, she&#8217;s still not sure what procedure she got. After Cardentey repeatedly requested her medical records to find out, Irwin County Detention Center gave her more than 100 pages showing a diagnosis of cysts but nothing from the day of the surgery.</p> <p>“The only thing they told me was: ‘You’re going to go to sleep and when you wake up, we will have finished,&#8217;” Cardentey said this week in a phone interview.</p> <p>Cardentey kept her hospital bracelet. It has the date, Aug. 14, and part of the doctor’s name, Dr. Mahendra Amin, a gynecologist linked this week to allegations of unwanted hysterectomies and other procedures done on detained immigrant women that jeopardize their ability to have children.</p> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.wfla.com/news/national/dems-to-probe-claim-of-mass-hysterectomies-on-immigrants-at-georgia-ice-center/" class="promo-link__link" > Dems to probe claim of ‘mass hysterectomies’ on immigrants at Georgia ICE center </a> </aside> <p>An Associated Press review of medical records for four women and interviews with lawyers revealed growing allegations that Amin performed surgeries and other procedures on detained immigrants that they never sought or didn&#8217;t fully understand. Although some procedures could be justified based on problems documented in the records, the women&#8217;s lack of consent or knowledge raises severe legal and ethical issues, lawyers and medical experts said.</p> <p>Amin has performed surgery or other gynecological treatment on at least eight women detained at Irwin County Detention Center since 2017, including one hysterectomy, said Andrew Free, an immigration and civil rights lawyer working with attorneys to investigate medical treatment at the detention center. Doctors on behalf of the attorneys are examining new records and more women are coming forward to report their treatment by Amin, Free said.</p> <p>“The indication is there&#8217;s a systemic lack of truly informed and legally valid consent to perform procedures that could ultimately result — intentionally or unintentionally — in sterilization,” he said.</p> <p>The AP&#8217;s review did not find evidence of mass hysterectomies as alleged in a widely shared complaint filed by a nurse at the detention center. Dawn Wooten alleged that many detained women were taken to an unnamed gynecologist whom she labeled the “uterus collector” because of how many hysterectomies he performed.</p> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.wfla.com/news/national/nurse-georgia-immigration-jail-performed-questionable-hysterectomies/" class="promo-link__link" > Nurse: Georgia immigration jail performed questionable hysterectomies </a> </aside> <p>The complaint sparked a furious reaction from congressional Democrats and an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general. It also evoked comparisons to previous government-sanctioned efforts in the U.S. to sterilize people to supposedly improve society — victims who were disproportionately poor, mentally disabled, American Indian, Black or other people of color. Thirty-three states had forced sterilization programs in the 20th century.</p> <p>But a lawyer who helped file the complaint said she never spoke to any women who had hysterectomies. Priyanka Bhatt, staff attorney at the advocacy group Project South,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/09/15/ice-covid-irwin-complaint-nurse/">told The Washington Post</a>&nbsp;that she included the hysterectomy allegations because she wanted to trigger an investigation to determine if they were true. Wooten did not answer questions at a press conference Tuesday, and Project South did not respond to interview requests Thursday on behalf of Bhatt or Wooten.</p> <p>Amin&nbsp;<a href="https://theintercept.com/2020/09/15/hysterectomies-ice-irwin-whistleblower/">told The Intercept</a>, which first reported Wooten&#8217;s complaint, that he has only performed one or two hysterectomies in the past three years. His attorney, Scott Grubman, said in a statement: “We look forward to all of the facts coming out, and are confident that once they do, Dr. Amin will be cleared of any wrongdoing.”</p> <p>Grubman did not respond to new questions Thursday.</p> <p>Since 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it found records of two referrals for hysterectomies at the jail, which is in Ocilla, Georgia, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) from Atlanta.</p> <p>“Detainees are afforded informed consent, and a medical procedure like a hysterectomy would never be performed against a detainee’s will,” Dr. Ada Rivera, medical director of the ICE Health Service Corps that oversees health care in detention, said in a statement.</p> <p>LaSalle Corrections, which operates the jail, said it “strongly refutes these allegations and any implications of misconduct.”</p> <p>Women housed at Irwin County Detention Center who needed a gynecologist were typically taken to Amin, according to medical records provided to the AP by Free and lawyer Alexis Ruiz, who represents Cardentey. Interviews with detainees and their lawyers suggest some women came to fear the doctor.</p> <p>Records reviewed by the AP show one woman was given a psychiatric evaluation the same day she refused to undergo a surgical procedure known as dilation and curettage. Commonly known as a D&amp;C, it removes tissue from the uterus and can be used as a treatment for excessive bleeding. A note written on letterhead from Amin&#8217;s office said the woman was concerned.</p> <p>According to a written summary of her psychiatric evaluation, the woman said, “I am nervous about my upcoming procedure.&#8221;</p> <p>The summary says she denied needing mental health care and added: “I am worried because I saw someone else after they had surgery and what I saw scared me.&#8221;</p> <p>The AP also reviewed records for a woman who was given a hysterectomy. She reported irregular bleeding and was taken to see Amin for a D&amp;C. A lab study of the tissue found signs of early cancer, called carcinoma. Amin&#8217;s notes indicate the woman agreed 11 days later to the hysterectomy.</p> <p>Free, who spoke to the woman, said she felt pressured by Amin and “didn’t have the opportunity to say no&#8221; or speak to her family before the procedure.</p> <p>Doctors told the AP that a hysterectomy could have been appropriate due to the carcinoma, though there may have been less intrusive options available.</p> <p>Lawyers for both women asked that their names be withheld for fear of retaliation by immigration authorities.</p> <p>In another case, Pauline Binam, a 30-year-old woman who was brought to the U.S. from Cameroon when she was 2, saw Amin after experiencing an irregular menstrual cycle and was told to have a D&amp;C, said her attorney, Van Huynh.</p> <p>When she woke up from the surgery, Huynh said, she was told Amin had removed one of her two fallopian tubes, which connect the uterus to the ovaries and are necessary to conceive a child. Binam’s medical records indicate that the doctor discovered the tube was swollen.</p> <p>“She was shocked and sort of confronted him on that — that she hadn’t given her consent for him to proceed with that,” Huynh said. “The reply that he gave was they were in there anyway and found there was this problem.”</p> <p>While women can potentially still conceive with one intact tube and ovary, doctors who spoke to the AP said removal of the tube was likely unnecessary and should never have happened without Binam&#8217;s consent.</p> <p>The doctors also questioned how Amin discovered the swollen tube because performing a D&amp;C would not normally involve exploring a woman&#8217;s fallopian tubes.</p> <p>Dr. Julie Graves, a family medicine and public health physician in Florida, called the process “absolutely abhorrent.”</p> <p>&#8220;It’s established U.S. law that you don’t operate on everything that you find,&#8221; she said. “If you’re in a teaching hospital and an attending physician does something like that, it’s a scandal and they are fired.&#8221;</p> <p>Binam was on the verge of deportation Wednesday, but ICE delayed it after calls from members of Congress and a request for an emergency stay by her lawyer.</p> <p>Grubman, Amin’s lawyer, said in a statement that the doctor “has dedicated his adult life to treating a high-risk, underserved population in rural Georgia.”</p> <p>Amin completed medical school in India in 1978 and his residency in gynecology in New Jersey. He has practiced in rural Georgia for at least three decades, according to court filings. State corporate records also show Amin is the executive of a company that manages Irwin County Hospital.</p> <p>In 2013, state and federal investigators sued Amin, the hospital authority of Irwin County and a group of other doctors over allegations they falsely billed Medicare and Medicaid.</p> <p>The lawsuit alleged that nurses at Irwin County Hospital were trained to follow a doctor’s “standing orders” — described as “scripted procedures based on the nurse’s diagnosis.” That meant nurses often decided treatment plans, but they were billed to Medicaid and Medicare as if they doctor did, the lawsuit said.</p> <p>Investigators linked a standing order to Amin, alleging he required “certain tests always be run on pregnant patients, without any medical evaluation and regardless of her condition.”</p> <p>The lawsuit was settled in 2015 with no known sanctions against Amin. The hospital paid a $520,000 settlement, saying no doctor paid any of it and had been “released from any and all liability.”</p> <p>The Georgia Medical Board lists Amin as a doctor in good standing with no public disciplinary action. Board executive director LaSharn Hughes said records of investigations were confidential under state law.</p> <p>State prosecutors didn&#8217;t refer Amin to the medical board after the billing lawsuit because it didn&#8217;t involve specific allegations of patient harm, said Katie Byrd, a spokeswoman for Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr.</p> <h4>LATEST STORIES:</h4> <ul class="wp-block-latest-posts wp-block-latest-posts__list"><li><a href="https://kfor.com/news/local/two-people-arrested-for-deadly-shooting-at-oklahoma-city-apartment-complex/">Two people arrested for deadly shooting at Oklahoma City apartment complex</a></li> <li><a href="https://kfor.com/newsfeed-now/newsfeed-now-western-wildfires-rage-on-missouri-soldier-surprises-his-kids/">Newsfeed Now: Western wildfires rage on; Missouri soldier surprises his kids</a></li> <li><a href="https://kfor.com/news/local/lucas-co-sponsors-bill-to-help-military-spouses-save-for-retirement/">Lucas co-sponsors bill to help military spouses save for retirement</a></li> <li><a href="https://kfor.com/news/more-detained-migrant-women-say-they-didnt-ok-surgeries/">More detained migrant women say they didn’t OK surgeries</a></li> <li><a href="https://kfor.com/news/louisiana-man-who-was-wrongfully-incarcerated-becomes-americas-got-talent-finalist/">Louisiana man who was wrongfully incarcerated becomes &#8216;America&#8217;s Got Talent&#8217; finalist</a></li> </ul> US to block TikTok, WeChat downloads starting Sunday https://abc7.com/politics/us-to-block-tiktok-wechat-downloads-starting-sunday/6437022/ abc7.com RSS Feed urn:uuid:0b0c2a83-0529-fda6-4767-0f84828b236f Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:10:40 +0000 Users will also be unable to transfer funds or process payments through WeChat. 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He was set to be behind bars for life before getting help from the Innocence Project, a nonprofit legal organization. It was found that his fingerprints did not match the ones at the crime scene. </p> <p>Since overcoming his battles, Williams has continued doing what he loves &#8212; singing. </p> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.brproud.com/news/cracker-barrel-set-to-add-these-alcoholic-drinks-to-its-menus/" class="promo-link__link" > Cracker Barrel set to add these alcoholic drinks to its menus </a> </aside> <p>&#8220;Faith just gave me another hand for 37 years,&#8221; Williams said. &#8220;I never let my mind go to prison. 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(WFLA) — The hyperactive hurricane season continues with forecasters watching a number of systems in the Atlantic Basin on Friday morning. </p> <p>Teddy remains powerful Category 4 hurricane Friday as it churns through the Atlantic Ocean, forecasters said.</p> <p>Tropical Depression 22 formed in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico Thursday night and is forecast to become a tropical storm that could impact parts of Texas or northeast Mexico next week.</p> <p>Sally, which battered the Gulf Coast and the Florida Panhandle with strong winds, heavy rain and devastating floods, killing at least two people, has weakened to a post-tropical cyclone, but is still dumping heavy rain over parts of North Carolina and Virginia. </p> <p>Here’s the latest on what we’re tracking in the tropics:</p> <h2>Hurricane Teddy</h2> <p>Teddy is now a Category 4 hurricane and is forecast to remain powerful as it moves through the Atlantic over the next few days.</p> <p>Teddy is creating large swells that are forecast to spread across the western Atlantic, increasing the threat of rip currents. This is affecting the Lesser Antilles and the northeastern coast of South America this morning. The swells are expected to spread westward to the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and the east coast of the United States this weekend, forecasters said. </p> <p>At 5 a.m. ET Friday, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 130 mph and was about 935 miles southeast of Bermuda, moving northwest at 12 mph. </p> <p>&#8220;Interest in Bermuda should monitor the progress of Teddy,&#8221; forecasters said. </p> <p>Forecasters said some fluctuations in strength are expected over the next day. </p> <h2>Tropical Depression 22</h2> <p>Tropical Depression 22 formed in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico Thursday night and is forecast to become Tropical Storm Wilfred sometime Friday. </p> <p>The slow-moving depression was about 285 miles southeast of the mouth of the Rio Grande Friday morning, moving north-northeast at 6 mph. It had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. </p> <p>The system is expected to become Tropical Storm Wilfred sometime Friday and could reach hurricane strength by Sunday. </p> <p>The depression is creating swells that could impact parts of Texas and the Gulf Coast of Mexico over the weekend, increasing the threat of surf and rip current conditions. </p> <h2>Sally</h2> <p>Sally weakened to a post-topical cyclone, but its remnants were still affecting the Carolinas and Virginia on Thursday night. </p> <p>The NHC issued its final advisory for Sally at 11 p.m. Thursday, saying it had started to accelerate and was dumping rain on eastern North Carolina and southeast Virginia. </p> <p>Remnants of Sally were about 50 miles northeast of Columbia, South Carolina with 25 mph winds. </p> <p>Flash flood watches were in effect for portions of North Carolina, South Carolina and southeast Virginia. </p> <h2>Other areas to watch</h2> <p>The NHC is keeping a close eye on four other disturbances in the Atlantic Basin Friday morning.</p> <p>Forecasters are monitoring an area of low pressure that is producing showers, thunderstorms and winds near tropical-storm-force a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. 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